The End of an Era: Lamenting the Loss of EGM

TrueGameHeadz writes:
"EGM, in my opinion, was the quintessential video game magazine. Every month I couldn't wait for the new issue of EGM to hit store shelves, and I loved seeing what new bits of industry news I could pick up in the latest issue. EGM was especially important to me as a young lad in my pre-internet days. The magazine was my only link to the gaming industry, and it was a huge source of inspiration for me wanting to become a games journalist. I can remember sitting on my couch playing games and having my dad come in screaming at the top of his lungs because I neglected my chores for that day. "What are you going to do when you grow up?" He'd yell. Then, sarcastically, he'd say, "Maybe you can get a job playing video games someday, you lazy …" The rest is all curse words and inaudible mumbling, but as he was yelling I remember looking at the magazine next to me and thinking, "You know what Dad, &$!# you. I will get...

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